HC Deb 04 December 1947 vol 445 cc552-3
25. Mr. Binns

asked the Minister of Health if he will publish a White Paper showing the detailed effect on individual local authorities of the rating proposals for Electricity and Transport Undertakings in Section 94 of the Local Government Bill.

Mr. Bevan

I regret that the detailed information asked for is not available to me, and could not be made available without an undue amount of labour.

Mr. Anthony Greenwood

Is my right hon. Friend aware that most local authori- ties would be able to help him in this matter, and that authorities like Radcliffe lose 13 per cent. of their rateable value, and an urban district council in Lancashire as much as 60 per cent.?

Mr. Bevan

Individual authorities will make their positions known, but I could not give all the information asked for. It would involve getting returns from more than 8,000 authorities.